Vision Coverage

Vision care benefits are provided by Vision Service Plan (VSP) using their Choice network of providers.  VSP vision care benefits help you get the glasses or contacts you need to correct your vision. The program covers services from both VSP network and non-network providers. In addition to glasses and contacts, the plan offers discounts on laser vision correction.  Treatment of a medical condition affecting your eyes, such as glaucoma or pink eye, is handled through your medical coverage.

Staff, regular faculty and medical faculty in benefits-eligible positions can elect vision coverage.   Additionally, eligible dependents may be covered. Employees pay the full premium.

Benefits when you use a VSP provider

When services are provided by a VSP provider, you pay only your copay(s) and the cost of any extras you want. Tints, special treatments, and specialized frames may be ordered; the additional charge you pay for these items will be at the discounted cost available to VSP participants. For details on coverage with a VSP provider, review the Vision Summary of Benefits.

Schedule an appointment

To schedule an appointment with a participating VSP provider, call the provider directly and tell the provider that you are a VSP member. The provider will contact VSP to verify your coverage and will file your claim for you.  A vision ID card is not required for service. 

Vision Plan information from VSP 
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Benefits when you use a non-VSP provider

When using a non-VSP provider, you pay the provider's full charge then submit a claim form and itemized receipt to VSP. You will be reimbursed for the applicable benefits.  For details, please see the Vision Summary of Benefits.   

You can use this Out of Network Claim Form or file your claim through the VSP member portal.  Claims must be submitted to VSP within 12 months after the date the services were completed.